Nov. 9, 2013
FRESNO, Calif. -
Point guard Jenni White (Jr., Spokane/East Valley) scored a team-high 18points, dished out five assists and had three steals, but Western Washington University saw a second-half lead slip away in a 77-68 overtime loss to Humboldt State University in final-day action Saturday at the West Region Crossover Classic held at the FPU Events Center.
The Vikings, ranked No.6 in the USA Today/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division II Top 25, had their record evened at 1-1. They also got 10 points each from forward Kiana Gandy (R-Fr., Des Moines/Mount Rainier) and guard Taylor Peacocke (Fr., Kenmore/Inglemoor).
Humboldt State,1-1, was led by the game highs of 23 points and seven assists of Kersey Wilcox. Jae Shin scored 15 points, all in the first half, and Megan Shields and Elle Anderson each had 10.
White scored seven straight points during a 10-2 run that gave WWU a 49-39 lead following a 3-pointer by Peacocke with 11:37 remaining in regulation.
HSU responded with a 21-8 run, Wilcox scoring 13 points, to take a 60-57 lead with 4:06 to go in the second period.
A White trey tied it at 60-all and there were three lead changes and three ties in the final three minutes with each team making one of two free throws in the final 12 seconds as regulation ended in a 64-64 deadlock.
HSU outscored the Vikings, 13-4, in the extra period.
The Lumberjacks had a 48-38 rebound advantage with Shields and Kelly Kime each grabbing a game-high 10. Wilcox had six rebounds.
WWU next competes in the West Region Crossover Classic at Azusa, Calif., facing host Azusa Pacific on Friday, Nov. 22 (5:30 p.m.).